“Fox & Friends Weekend” apologized on Sunday after displaying a graphic referring to “3 Mexican countries,” drawing attention on social media.
The show displayed a graphic at the bottom of the screen that read “Trump cuts U.S. aid to 3 Mexican countries.”
The State Department announced Saturday that the U.S. will no longer provide foreign assistance to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, the so-called Northern Triangle countries in Latin America.
Co-host Pete Hegseth on Sunday correctly named the three countries affected by the measure, calling it a “big move” for Trump in cracking down on illegal immigration.
The graphic stayed on the screen for 30 seconds.
The show later issued an on-air correction and apology, saying the graphic was “inaccurate” and that the funding was being cut from “three Central American countries.”
“Now we want to clarify and correct something that happened earlier in the show,” co-host Ed Henry said later. “We had an inaccurate graphic on screen while talking about this very story. We just want to be clear, the funding is being cut off to the three Central American countries. We apologize for the error. It never should have happened.”
A screenshot of the headline was originally posted by Twitter account @BadFoxGraphics but was quickly shared by other journalists.
“This is an actual banner from ‘Fox & Friends Weekend.’ 6:03am today. I double checked because I didn’t believe it at first,” tweeted CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter.